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“Great location”
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 266 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Leading contemporary South African restaurant located atop of the picturesque Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, included on the 2014 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice SA Fine Dining Top 10 list.
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Our tour guide brought us here for lunch on our tour of the vineyards near Cape Town. The restaurant is located in the mountains between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

It was intended to be a gourmet wine and food tour and so it was little wonder that he chose such as excellent location for lunch. The selections of food and wine were impressive.

He organised a table for us on the terrace with a pleasant view overlooking the valley and the vineyards back towards Stellenbosch. The perfect spot on a sunny day.

The building itself has a modern architecture that is complimented by modern artwork on the interior.

Well worth a visit.

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Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Fabulous setting and delicious lunch. Innovative and interesting dishes, great service. We were a group of 12 and everyone was blown away by Tokara. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

With the exchange rate as it is this was fantastic value for money and if you ate this quality of food in England it would cost at least twice as much. Service exceptional. One of the best meals I have had.

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Thank Claire186402
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

From start to finish a wonderful experience. Drinks in the patio watching the sunset was spectacular. Each dish was a culinary experience and the service was tops. Our waiter was well trained and knew his stuff. Highly recommended.

Thank Cindymac1968
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

South Africa has terrific food nearly everywhere. What Tokara adds is a wonderful setting; a modern restaurant sited on the slopes of a distinguished winery with an olive orchard to the north, and a long view down the valley toward Stellenbosch. At sunset and after dark, the restaurant with its lighted, modern tree sculpture at the entrance, welcomes the diner in casual elegance. The food does not disappoint, and the cost -- as throughout South Africa -- warms the wallet at its low cost, even as the varied courses excite the palate and warm the stomach. Our beef and fish were excellent. My wife's soup was to a very high standard. Our only disappointment was with the calamari. But this disappointment was perhaps my mistake. In South Africa, calamari is only grilled or fried without breading. Thus, calamari however prepared will not be crisp as I like it. I discussed this with the waitress who said she explained to the chef, but the sad fact is my calamari appetizer was tasteless and chewy -- the only flaw in an otherwise outstanding dinner.

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